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Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 26, 2013 - 01:47pm PT

Billie Holiday - You'd Better Go Now
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 22, 2013 - 04:36pm PT
Billie Holiday - "One for my Baby (and one more for the road)"
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Mar 22, 2013 - 04:47pm PT
Another thread you might find interesting.

http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=1045345&msg=1045445#msg1045445


Susan
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 22, 2013 - 05:02pm PT
SCseagoat

TFPU! Great great history writing by Ferretlegger:

"My observation was that the Jazz musicians who my father worked with (hundreds) seemed to fall into several categories. Some were superior musicians, and also good, grounded businessmen and people. They dealt with the world in an upfront and forthright manner. Another category, quite large, were like little children. Music was their lives, their passion, their sole interest, and their language. When playing a gig, practicing, or in session, they communicated through music with each other in an almost paranormal way. The sensitivity and artistry and way they seemed to read each others minds was thrilling to behold. But when the music stopped, they seemed barely able to cope with the real world. It was something that just didn't really make sense for them. Drug and alcohol abuse was very common, perhaps to dull the pain of the outside world, perhaps as a retreat from an existence totally barren and meaningless compared to their music. I have always had very mixed feelings about these musical geniuses (and some of the greatest jazz musicians in history were in this group). One the one hand, I have felt pity that their lives outside of music were so screwed up and tragic. On the other hand, I have seen closeup what a great gift taken to the limit is capable of. The soaring heights of an intense session with world class players transcends normal life."

and:

"Finally, the bad blood chemistry got the better of him (Ferretlegger's father) and he slipped into a coma. The doctors were sure that this was it. As you would expect, the entire family had gathered and we were pretty glum. Then Ken Peplowski, the great clarinetist showed up at the ICU where we had gathered. With tears streaming down his face he assembled his clarinet and began to play. He had hardly finished the first bar when my father popped right out of his "death coma", sat bolt upright in bed and hollered "KEN!!!" Ken kept playing and soon the entire ICU was filled with doctors, nurses, relatives, and even a few terminal patients were wheeled in. Ken played for a long time, and the effect on all was magical. My father had several more days of great contentment, as Ken continued to visit. Finally, though, even music was not enough and he passed along to whatever waits."
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Mar 22, 2013 - 08:46pm PT
You're welcome Marlow, Michael lurks on ST, doesn't post that much, but his writings when he does (they are usually l-o-n-g) are very interesting..he great writer...and his professional background is laser physics!

He has some wonderful stories about some of his trips to Japan and helping with the artists!

Susan
Largo

Sport climber
The Big Wide Open Face
Mar 23, 2013 - 12:56am PT
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6tBJa8Ew6fQ

If Clifford Brown wouldn't have died so young (car accident) the face of jazz would have been different.

JL
Dr.Sprock

Boulder climber
I'm James Brown, Bi-atch!
Mar 23, 2013 - 07:03am PT
you can watch Jazz by Ken Burns on Netflix for free, pretty dang good,

charlie parker walkin into a harlem grocery store with no clothes on,
wtf, over?
'Pass the Pitons' Pete

Big Wall climber
like Ontario, Canada, eh?
Mar 23, 2013 - 09:24am PT
I played trombone and mostly piano at the jazz club in Toronto on Thursday night for damn near four hours. Favourites we did were There Will Never Be Another You, Just Friends, and Sway. Great night!
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 24, 2013 - 12:24pm PT
Pass the Pitons Pete - Do you have a video where your band is playing?

A good old tune - Glenn Miller:

Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 24, 2013 - 12:54pm PT
Organ Grinder's Swing

locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Mar 24, 2013 - 12:56pm PT

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locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Mar 24, 2013 - 01:01pm PT


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Magic Ed

Trad climber
Nuevo Leon, Mexico
Mar 24, 2013 - 01:20pm PT
When I was 17 I went to see the Modern Jazz Quartet at the Palace of Fine Arts in Mexico City (Bellas Artes). I couldn't afford a good seat but during the intermission I bribed an usher into letting us into an empty box that was literally directly above the stage. It was a sublime evening that will stay with me forever.
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 24, 2013 - 02:12pm PT
Where angels dare not... Colin Stetson and Mats Gustafsson - Stones That Only Have
Sparky

Trad climber
vagabond movin on
Mar 24, 2013 - 02:16pm PT
If you guys are in the Santa Monica area, check out GO Jazz at Typhoon tomorrow night. I play second tenor.

http://www.typhoon.biz/?page_id=3958

Jeff

Ward Trotter

Trad climber
Mar 24, 2013 - 02:39pm PT
Part 1 of a documentary on Wes Montgomery

Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 4, 2013 - 03:33pm PT
Travis & Fripp - When The Rains Fall 2012
pocoloco1

Social climber
The Chihuahua Desert
Apr 4, 2013 - 11:53pm PT
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ELh-vpQC18

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISBy6tQBR4U

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjM_z6i4uOE
AP

Trad climber
Calgary
Apr 5, 2013 - 10:38pm PT
You are right, Largo. Clifford Brown would have made a huge contribution.
Such an irony that he was one of the straight musicians of his era, in good health, and he dies in a car crash.
Srbphoto

climber
Kennewick wa
Apr 5, 2013 - 10:59pm PT
My favorite Jazz...

Boreal Jazz
Boreal Jazz
Credit: Srbphoto
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